OK, that might not be a note from just my noodle, but you know what I’m saying.
I’m trying to figure where spring went. It’s like we went from freezing weather to hot. What the heck? Come on, give us that great spring weather. The shorts and sweatshirt weather. That’s what I’d be talking about.
Still, I won’t complain.
It’s better than rain, that’s for sure.
Today was a day filled with plentiful sunshine and temperatures in the upper 80s. I went to play 18 holes of disc golf with my brother at Central Park in Schenectady and shot my best at that course to date — a 76. I was pretty stoked with that. We were tempted to play another 9 holes, alas there were several groups who were just going out, so we decided to just call it a day.
I grabbed a geocache on the way home, which was nice. It was quick and easy and had a couple of trackables in it, so I grabbed those with the idea that I’ll bring them out to the Chicago area this week for the couple of days that I am out geocaching. It will be nice to drop them off out that way.
Speaking of disc golf, I’m really liking the idea of keeping the tournaments to a minimum.
I had a blast today playing a casual round. I still have 3-4 tournaments I want to hit, but I’ve also cut a few out that I was interested in doing. The reasons why I canned a few differed, but in the end, it’s the right choice. (I was going to sign up for one in Illinois next weekend, but don’t want to give up the one day I have to see the city of Chicago.
I’m also really starting to get the hang of many of my discs. I’m starting to learn what they are doing and how they work.
Mow my putting… well, it still needs to improve.
That 76 I shot today? It easily could have been somewhere between a 69-72. I gave away at least four strokes and had several others clang off because of a lazy throw. That being said, I’m getting more and more confident in what I can and can’t do.
We also came close to losing a couple of discs today, but my record kept up of not losing any (knock on wood). Seeing some of these courses now that they are growing in, however, makes me realize that it’s bound to happen sooner or later!
I’m almost set for Chicago.
I have flights secured. Hotels for three of four nights (trying to figure out where I want to stay the final night) and a rental car (hell yeah to Priceline, by the way, when it comes to rental cars).
Plans, for the most part, are in place for Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Friday is pretty set, but I’m not sure of plans after the graduation ceremony. As of now, I know I’ll get at least three new states on my geocaching totals, with a possible fourth.
I look forward to seeing some new things and meeting a few new people, though I likely won’t be hitting any events.
And when I get back, well, the countdown for GeoWoodstock 9 can really pick up!
Softball season has started off well.
We opened this past Tuesday with a 21-3 victory over a new team in the league. Made up of a bunch of younger guys (teens/early 20s), we took advantage of having experience and them being short on players to roll to the win. That being said, this is a young and athletic team. Once they get over the “softball hump,” that is — learning that it’s different than baseball and learning how to figure those differences, they’ll be a good team. It might not be this year, but it will come. They did better in their second game — losing by one in a slugfest.
Our second game started quick against a team that played us tough each time last year. We scored 13 runs in the first inning and cruised to a 23-0 win.
For a team that didn’t really “practice” before the season, we’re hitting and playing really well. Hopefully we can keep it up in our quest for a second straight league championship. Our third game is Tuesday.
To keep tabs on our team, you can also click the “softball” tab at the top of the page.
It’s good to be playing ball again. It feels good and I’m hoping we can continue to play well.
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